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Commencement

Commencement is held annually on the university quadrangle with about 15,000 people in attendance.

The graduation ceremony, rich with pageantry and tradition, offers a unique expression of university values, including academic commitment and integrity, citizenship, leadership, service, and exceptional teaching, research and mentoring.

This special print issue highlights the accomplishments and aspirations of Emory's 2014 graduating class.

Download a PDF (4 MB) version of Emory Report's "2014 Commencement" print edition:

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Commencement Keynote: U.S. Rep. John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis delivered the keynote address at Emory's commencement ceremony on May 12, 2014.

Watch Emory prep for Commencement from the sky

Emory's campus services staff and volunteers set up 14,000 chairs on the Quad in preparation for spring commencement. This video shows the setup with aerial and time lapse footage.

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Teaching awards honor faculty excellence across the university

May 15, 2014

Emory Commencement in Pictures: May 12, 2014

May 13, 2014

Commencement 2014: Lewis urges grads toward engagement, activism

May 12, 2014

Jones Medals honor undergraduate 'Change Agents'

May 12, 2014

Adrian Grenier speaks to Emory seniors

May 9, 2014

Emory seniors become alumni

May 9, 2014

Drawing from his refugee past, Yafet Mamo looks to future in medicine

May 8, 2014

Add it up: Numbers reveal profile of graduation

May 7, 2014

Honorary degree recipients are leaders in education and civil rights

May 7, 2014

Cuttino Award: Mentoring pays personal, professional dividends for Brown

May 7, 2014

Expanded social media enhances alumni experience

May 7, 2014

Scholar/Teacher Award: Abdullahi An-Na'im committed to positive change

May 7, 2014

Jefferson Award: Carlos del Rio is a lifelong fighter of disease

May 7, 2014

Brittain Award winner embraces culture of service

May 7, 2014

Commencement to celebrate 'remarkable joy' of Class of 2014

May 7, 2014

Enjoy music traditions on Commencement Weekend

May 7, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh to address medical graduates

May 6, 2014

McMullan Award winner uses his fame to help others

May 6, 2014

Gray is first graduate of Emory, Ga. Tech, Peking U global biomedical program

May 5, 2014

College honors theses showcase original research

May 2, 2014

Emory professor, ethics scholar to be honored at other commencements

April 30, 2014

Liberal arts majors take first career steps

April 20, 2014

Engage with Emory Commencement as a volunteer

April 2, 2014